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With academic roots stretching back to 1824, The University of Manchester is one of the most respected universities worldwide. With an unprecedented £1 billion investment into outstanding research and teaching facilities, the University aims to become a top 25 global provider of education and research by 2020.  

Our campus includes more than 10,500 students from 180 countries outside UK and is at the heart of the city of Manchester, a vibrant and multicultural European metropolis. The University of Manchester has a long history of welcoming students from India and there are approximately 570 students from India studying at the University.

The University’s reputation as a world-class teaching and research university is confirmed through our ranking in the influential Academic Ranking of World Universities Survey conducted by Shanghai Jiao-Tong University. In the 2015 survey we were placed 41st in the world, eighth in Europe and fifth in the UK.


Manchester graduates have an excellent reputation among employers. Not surprisingly therefore we are one of the most targeted universities by major graduate recruiters (The Graduate Market in 2015. High Fliers Research) and we have a score of 100/100 for ‘employer reputation’ (QS World University Rankings 2014/15). Many of our academic Schools offer career-related course units and a number of lectures are delivered by employers who will explain exactly what they are looking for in recruits.

In addition, we maintain links with more than 7,000 UK and global employers. This enables us to ensure teaching and course content are relevant to the needs of industry and commerce so our graduates leave not just with academic knowledge but also with the transferable skills needed to be successful on their chosen career path.

At Manchester we are mindful of the concerns of prospective Indian students regarding opportunities to improve career prospects by gaining work experience post-graduation in the UK. Opportunities do still exist under the Tier 2 employer-sponsored route and our Careers Service has key information on work visas during and after study.

Career resources for Indian students

Manchester has an outstanding careers service, offering a broad range of innovative support to students from the first day of their study here, including:

  • help to find part-time jobs and internships;
  • access to fairs, workshops and presentations attracting more than 600 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors a year;
  • essential advice from trained careers consultants and industry professionals and support tailored to the specific needs of our international students including our International Students Careers Week and country-specific events;
  • our International Mentoring programme allows students to connect with alumni across the globe for career advice, feedback and networking; we have 40 mentors from India on the programme;
  • the India Manchester Graduate Network is an online professional network of over 500 Indian alumni and students across the globe. It allows Indian students to connect, explore opportunities and market themselves effectively.

Find out more about where some of our South Asian graduates work and gain an insight into how they created their careers success on our Careers Service website

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Student profiles

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More from our students

"I would encourage all international students to study, learn and interact with a culturally diverse group through societies and social groups. I would also recommend using the Careers Service. I benefited from CV support, job application workshops and a mock interview, which helped me get over my fears of a real-life interview. This support helped me land a job with one of the main financial regulators of India."

Shilpi Bhatia
MSc Finance, now Finance Analyst for the Ministry of Finance, India

"Right after completing my master’s degree I got an offer to join Avesthagen Limited in India as a Business Development Executive in their Science and Innovation Division. I was responsible for some of the biggest upcoming projects in the field of diagnostics. Within a few months my role expanded to include business development activities for the biopharmaceutical division.

"I attribute a significant part of my ability to handle a multipronged task to the training imparted during my course to balance science and business, vertical and lateral thinking, creative and practical approaches to ensure overall progress of the project.

"I have now landed this position in Life Cell International Pvt Ltd as Senior Manager, Strategic Business Development. I will be spearheading some of the new projects in the company in the areas of stem cells therapy, prognostic care and others."

Ishaan Khanna
MSc Biotechnology and Enterprise, now Senior Manager, Strategic Business Development at Life Cell International Pvt Ltd

"I started my job search in October via job fairs, and the Internet – I looked up many different manufacturing companies to identify the types of jobs on offer, and when they were recruiting. I also signed up to Milkround and was notified of any openings. In December I prepared my CV and started applying to a number of companies.

"Airbus was one company to invite me for the first round of interviews in February, together with three online tests. The final interview took place in March. I was nervous but excited as I knew there would be two in-depth interviews as well as a presentation, which would last all day. From 11 finalists, I was one of two people chosen to start the graduate programme!

"My advice to prospective students is not to lose hope. Getting a job in the UK as an international student is challenging, so you need to start looking straightaway to avoid missing deadlines for applying."

Sophia Paraman
MSc Operations, Project and Supply Chain Management, soon to start at Airbus